Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) is an American actress best known for her roles in films such as Legend (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), and Timecop (1994).
Early life 
Born Mia Sarapochiello (pron.: /ˌsɑːrəpəˈkjɛloʊ/) in Brooklyn Heights, New York, to Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist, and Diana Sarapochiello, a stylist and also a photographer, she attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.
Sara's breakthrough roles came in the mid-1980s as Princess Lili, playing opposite Tom Cruise in Legend  and as Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. She also appeared in the miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon, as well as 1992's A Stranger Among Us, directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1994 she starred opposite Jean Claude Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Her television roles have included playing Annie Knox in the science fiction series Time Trax (1993–94) and Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the short-lived WB Network superhero show Birds of Prey (2002).
Personal life 
Sara enjoys flying and holds a private pilot license. In March 1996, Sara was married to Jason Connery, the son of Sean Connery, with whom she performed in Bullet to Beijing. In June 1997, they had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery. The couple divorced in 2002. She is now married to Brian Henson, the son of Muppet creator Jim Henson.
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